Tuesday, April 24, 2007

blame it on toledo!

I have to apologize for the MP3s that I'm about to post. The show is going to be incomplete this week because I forgot to change CDs at the top of the 10:00 hour. The first MP3 ends in the middle of Jens Lekman and the second MP3 ends in the middle of Trembling Blue Stars.

I blame it on going to the Casper and the Cookies/Icicles/Hat Company show in Toledo last night. Maybe that wasn't the best idea, since Casper and the Icicles are both coming to play in Cleveland on May 2nd (with the Afternoon Naps!). But I couldn't wait to see the Icicles! And I had to see the Hat Company.

Anyway, if you listen to the MP3s, you'll still get to hear the awesome Hat Company songs, as well as Camera Obscura's ABBA cover. And a Celtic-style remix (!) of the Blow.

Speaking of the Blow, one part of the show that didn't get recorded was when I announced that their May 21st show at the Grog Shop got cancelled. They were playing a few dates with Electrelane, and Electrelane was headlining. But then Electrelane got picked up to tour with the Arcade Fire. So, instead of just letting the Blow headline or whatever, they cancelled the Cleveland show (along with a few other tour dates). Even though Electrelane is overrated, and the real reason to go to that show was to see the Blow. And Tender Forever (who was also opening). ARGH!

Does anyone know anyone powerful in the Cleveland indie scene who might be able to get the Blow to come and play anyway? Anyone? Help! Please! My dreams are crushed because I wanted to see the Blow at least once before I die.

Anyway, tune in next week. I'll have a ticket giveaway for the Casper and the Cookies/Icicles/Afternoon Naps show at the Beachland on the 2nd.

And now, here's the show:

Part 1 (of 2)
Part 2 (of 2)

playlist for april 24, 2007

Calvin Johnson & the Sons of the Soil "Cattle Call Pt. 1" Calvin Johnson & the Sons of the Soil
Calvin Johnson & the Sons of the Soil "Tummy Hop" Calvin Johnson & the Sons of the Soil
The Make Up "Wade In The Water" Untouchable Sound
Maxmilian Hecker "Your Stammering Kisses" I'll Be a Virgin, I'll Be a Mountain
Maxmilian Hecker & Niina Susanna Rinne "The Days Are Long and Filled With Pain" Lady Sleep [I think this might only be on the iTunes version of this album]
The Hat Company "Tide" Fair Weathered Friends
The Hat Company "Anatomy of the Animal's Attitude" Fair Weathered Friends
The Icicles "Crazy" Arrivals & Departures
Casper & the Cookies "Hey Mr. Superstar" The Optimist's Club
The Smittens "C'mon (Where the Grass Grows Tall and Green)" Let It Bee
Entertainment System "Metroid-Brinstar" The Computer Always Cheats
Animal Style "Tetris (Music 3)" Power Up! Mutilations and Mutations of 8-Bit Hits
The Blow "The Sky Opened Wide Like the Tide (Lucky Dragons Newage Powermix)" Poor Aim: Love Songs (reissue)
Charlotte Gainsbourg "The Songs That We Sing" 5:55
Jens Lekman "Your Beat Kicks Back Like Death" SC100
Marmoset "Sky Phenomenon" SC100
The Postmarks "Looks Like Rain" The Postmarks
Trembling Blue Stars "Abba on the Jukebox" Her Handwriting
Camera Obscura "Super Trouper" Tears For Affairs EP
Kiddo "'Til My Face Turns Blue" Okay Sweetheart
Calvin Johnson & the Sons of the Soil "Cattle Call Pt. 2" Calvin Johnson & the Sons of the Soil

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

that calvin johnson song was hot

...and that's all that I have to say.

Here's the show:

Part 1
Part 2

playlist for april 17, 2007

Aoki Takamasa + Tujiko Noriko "Vinyl Words" 28
The Blow "Hey Boy (DJ Alan Fortarte Remix)" Poor Aim: Love Songs (reissue)
Buffalo Daughter "Mirror Ball" I
Mirah "La Familia (Guy Sigsworth Mix)" Joyride: Remixes
Artichoke "No Feelings" Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols
Galaxie 500 "Submission" Peel Sessions
Yo La Tengo "Mr. Tough" I Am Not Afraid of You And I Will Beat Your Ass
Dean & Britta "You Turned My Head Around" Back Numbers
Camera Obscura "I Love How You Love Me" If Looks Could Kill 7"
Rose Melberg "I Love How You Love Me" Patty Duke Fanzine #6: Love to Patty
Calvin Johnson & The Sons of the Soil "Can We Kiss" Calvin Johnson & The Sons of the Soil
Daniel Johnston "Grievances" Songs of Pain
Daniel Johnston "Danny Don't Rapp" Yip/Jump Music
The Mountain Goats "Going to Cleveland" Bitter Melon Farm
Oh No! Oh My! "I Have No Sister" Oh No! Oh My!
Snow Machine "Birmingham" Snow Machine
The Boyish Charms "How's Your Heart Helping Now" Nothing Spectacular Awaits
Amy Kasio "Not Yr Workshop" Live on Tea and Strumpets (Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on WCSB)
Amy Kasio "I Am the Man" Lick My Key
The Icicles "La Ti Da" Arrivals & Departures
Dressy Bessy "She Likes It" Electrified
Kurt Vonnegut and Simon Heselev "Tock Tick" Tock Tick single

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

[sings zelda overworld theme]

I'm like the Brian Jonestown Massacre of college radio.

If you watch the movie, Dig!, you see how Anton Newcombe (BJM's frontman) fouls up every chance at success that BJM has. Onstage at South-by-Southwest, a BJM show erupts in a fight between the band members. At a solo acoustic show, he gets arrested for kicking an audience member in the head.

So it goes with me. I foul up every chance I have at success, too. I think it has something to do with me being part emo, and therefore having ovaries (according to the The Emo Game, all emo boys have ovaries), which keep me from getting too successful so that my indie integrity will be maintained at all times. That's why I quit doing Sergio Van Lukenstein in its prime. And today is another example.

WRUW was off the air. I think I may have gotten more listeners than usual because of that. (On a side note, I do not rejoice in WRUW's pain. This is especially bad for them now because they're in the middle of their telethon, which is their big annual fundraiser. You might consider going to their website and looking for information about how to donate to them.)

Anyway, I think I might have had more listeners than usual, and what happens? I end up doing one of the most astonishingly fucked up segments ever. The segment? It was a mic break that turned into a guest spot by Felipe from Songs of an Ex-Pat (which is another show on WCSB). We ended up talking for 20 minutes, singing the Zelda theme song, doing Pokemon impressions, and talking about video games. It probably baffled the hell out of most of the audience. (For some reason, I think that most of the Cleveland college radio audience doesn't play video games.)

And you know what? It was fucking glorious! It was my best radio moment ever! But it probably freaked people out because they had no idea what was going on. You have to hear it...

Oh, and I felt the second hour of the show after that was substandard. I ended up taking a lot of calls (usually I get maybe 2 or 3 per show if I'm lucky), and when you're like me and don't set your playlist in stone before the show, it's more difficult to do a show when you're on the phone much of the time and don't have time to preview and choose selections. (I still haven't gotten a chance to hear any of the bonus remixes on the new Blow reissue, by the way.) So, yeah, I don't think my music programming abilities were at full capacity.

So, I've managed to alienate the audience yet again.

And I say sincerely and unsarcastically: Good.

The integrity of my show is preserved and I will not be spoiled by success.

I'll be with you again next week, true believers. Everyone else... I hope I provided you with at least some amusement for this week at least.

And for those who can't hear the show live...

Part 1 (of 2)
Part 2 (of 2)

P.S. I had no idea that Felipe did such awesome Pokemon impressions.
P.P.S. In case you didn't see it at the bottom of the playlist post, the clip of How I Met Your Mother which includes "When I Get Up..." by the Wiggins is on the How I Met Your Mother Myspace page. Click here to see it. Congrats again to Jon/The Wiggins!

april 10, 2007

Koji Kondo "Fortune Teller" The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past OST
Nirvana "Radio-Friendly Unit Shifter" In Utero
Nirvana "Sliver (Home Demo)" Sliver-The Best of the Box
The Vaselines "Son of a Gun" The Way of the Vaselines
Boyracer "Excuses" Flickering B+W
Pavement "In the Mouth a Desert" Slanted and Enchanted
The Maybellines "Froggy" Our Secret Lives
Mirah "1982 (Atari)" Storageland
[Eric and Felipe waste a shitload of time talking and singing the Zelda theme song... awesome!]
Apples In Stereo "Radiation" New Magnetic Wonder
The Afternoon Naps "Orange Paw" LIVE ON BOOGIEPOP! HOORAY!
Bears "I Will Sing" Shortest Day of the Year
The Afternoon Naps "Clean Bill of Health" LIVE ON BOOGIEPOP! HOORAY!
Bears "Losing My Love" Shortest Day of the Year
Zelda Reorchestrated "Light World Overworld" Zelda: A Link to the Past
Calvin Johnson & The Sons the Soil "Lies Goodbye" Calvin Johnson & The Sons the Soil
Maria Taylor "Smile and Wave" Lynn Teeter Flower
The Smittens "C'mon! (Where the Grass Grows Tall and Green)" Let It Bee
The Escargo-gos "When We Were Younger" Si Vous aimez l'amour vous aimerez
The Grade Grubbers "Wiggling Worm" Let's Kiss to Make It Real
The Grade Grubbers "Snowman" Let's Kiss to Make It Real
Page France "Jesus" Hello, Dear Wind
The Wiggins "When I Get Up..." The Greatest Apes E.P.
Oh No! Oh My! "Lisa, Make Love! (It's Okay!)" Oh No! Oh My!
The Passerines "Gun" The Passerines EP
The Cripple Lilies "Bella of the Rocks" La Bete
The Helper T-Cells "Happy Birthday, Robot Snake-Legs" WRUW's Live From Cleveland 1/11/07

My schedule has changed, so for the forseeable future, I will have to wait until Tuesday night to upload shows.

Also, the clip in which "When I Get Up..." by the Wiggins is played on "How I Met Your Mother" was posted on the show's Myspace. Click here.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

sims 2: a theodicy adventure

Download the show if you haven't already listened to it! If you like hearing me talk, you'll love today's show. Especially during Part 1...

I just got the Sims 2 "Seasons" expansion pack, and so I played some Sims 2 this weekend. And then I got to thinking about the basic tenets of Christianity again, since Easter is this Sunday. And the combination of circumstances inspired a whole mindset of enlightenment concerning the problem of theodicy...

It scares the shit out of me whenever I think about what I've done while playing the Sims, and how I've treated and felt towards my Sims. Eek...

Just listen to see what I'm talking about.

Also, you'll get to hear something from the new Bears EP. And the Icicles doing a cute song from the point of view of a cat. And this really awesome band I just discovered called Oh No! Oh My!

And check this out if you haven't already. It's one of the greatest things ever.

Here's the show...

Part 1 (of 2)
Part 2 (of 2)

playlist for april 3, 2007

Sonic Youth "Schizophrenia" Sister
Egg Hunt "We All Fall Down" Me and You single
Entertainment System "Punch Out!!! - Password, Fight!" The Computer Always Cheats
14 Year Old Girls "Game Trafficking" Strategy Guide
This Jesus Must Die "Heaven On Their Minds" This Jesus Must Die
Dead Milkmen "I Dream of Jesus" Not Richard, But Dick
Wesley Willis "Jesus Is the Answer" Greatest Hits
This Jesus Must Die "Damned For All Time/Blood Money" This Jesus Must Die
Jeff Mangum "King of Carrot Flowers Pts. 2 and 3" Live at Jittery Joe's
Young@Heart "Schizophrenia" Youtube clip
The Icicles "La Ti Da" Arrivals & Departures
Bears "Reason To Cry" Shortest Day of the Year
Jet Set Orange "Mr. Robot" Asaurus EP Club #9
Jet Set Orange "Star Wars" Asaurus EP Club #9
Anna Oxygen "Hypertension" This Is An Exercise
Anna Oxygen "Psychic Rainbow" This Is An Exercise
Amy Kasio "Anna Love" Lick My Key
Freezepop "Less Talk More Rokk" Less Talk More Rokk single
Of Montreal "Heimdalsgate Like a Promethian Curse" Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
Eisenhower "Honey Bee Stick To Me" Let It Bee
The Grade Grubbers "Yard Sale" Let's Kiss to Make It Real
The Icicles "Gedge's Song" Arrivals & Departures
Let's Go Sailing "It's As Clear" The Chaos In Order
Oh No! Oh My! "Walk In the Park" Oh No! Oh My!
Oh No! Oh My! "I Have No Sister" Oh No! Oh My!
Sloan "Fading Into Obscurity" Never Hear the End of It
The Afternoon Naps "Bun-Bun" LIVE ON BOOGIEPOP!

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